We unveiled Cassidy’s costume at the school’s Halloween party on Friday night. It was a dry run and I learned that I could help him in and out of the costume several times. Luckily for me, he has a co-worker helping him around tomorrow, so that I have the chance to trick-or-treat and party with my kids. I think Des was a little afraid of Cassidy on Friday night.
To answer questions you surely have: 1 – It took about 25 minutes to put Iron Man on him, after I had gotten the hang of it, and about 10 minutes to take it off. 2 – It’s not heavy – I think it’s lighter than Groot was, especially without those insulated buckets for feet! 3 – It’s not a fully homemade costume the way Groot was. Cassidy isn’t taking enough credit here, but he didn’t make Iron Man from scratch, the way he made Groot from scratch. He worked with someone who made the suit itself.
In that respect, he did make the costume. He didn’t make the suit but he made it into a functioning costume. I think that still qualifies under costume making! It’s super impressive and as you can hear, it has special effects. At one point, I had a backup remote and made his mask open and shut from down the hallway at school. He looked surprised! I’m quite the punk.
And as for me, I don’t wear my Halloween costume for the Halloween party. Last year I wore Snow White to the party, and I was Stay Puft for actual Halloween. I didn’t want to repeat Snow White and my Super Girl costume is a touch too revealing, so I went with my TARDIS dress for the party. I’ve only worn it once to Boston Comic Con for my soulmate, Tim Curry.
This year? Well, that remains to be seen. What will I be?? How will the kids love Halloween 2017? What will it be like to have Iron Man roaming the city streets of Northampton? All of this and more, later on this week, I hope! Happy Halloween!